According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mechanical engineers in 2016 is about 288,800 for US alone.
“Robotics is all the rage at all technology conventions we visited in 2015 – from CeBit 2015 in Hanover to just wrapped up International Robot Exhibition, displaying miracles of state-of-the-art mechanical engineering, in Tokyo. ”
“Pioneering digital technology company ABB today announced a major, new US$150 million investment in Shanghai, China to build the world’s most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory – a cutting-edge center where robots make robots. The new Kangqiao manufacturing center, near ABB’s expansive China robotics campus, will combine the company’s connected digital technologies, including ABB Ability™ solutions, state-of-the-art mechanical engineering and innovative artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated and environmentally sustainable “factory of the future.” It is expected to begin operating by the end of 2020.”
“ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world, will be held on November 13-19 in Houston, Texas. IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation and fosters new collaborations that engage stakeholders and partners not only from academia, but also from national laboratories, industry, research settings, and funding bodies. Among the 4,000 attendees from 75+ countries are mechanical engineers in advanced manufacturing…”